UMass Culinary Conference encourages students to eat healthier

Over the course of the week there will be 26 chef workshops for chefs and 12 guest speakers

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass is looking to improve the way student’s eat on campus. An event at UMass Monday focused on improving nutrition content in the foods served on campus.

The 22nd Annual Culinary Conference kicked off at the campus center. The week-long event aims to improve food service at UMass and encourage college students to eat healthier.

The conference features several workshops with some of the nation’s leading experts and chefs. UMass chefs said they’re learning new ways to use healthier foods in their recipes.

Jehangir Mehta, a Umass Chef told 22News, “How do make it exciting how do we make someone smile how do you make someone happy that is the most important thing and it can come in many different ways.”

April carter-bent, a UMass Chef also mentioned, “We are feeding so many young services and helping them make good choices about what to eat in their lives.”

Over the course of the week there will be 26 chef workshops for chefs and 12 guest speakers. The conference will come to an end with a team cooking competition on June 10th.

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